Gah!! Think my babies died??!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by redhen, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I'm on day 28 of incubating seb goose eggs... and my temp just spiked to 104... [​IMG]
    I dont know how long it was like that.... are they all dead?? [​IMG]
     
  2. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't give up. They are probably just fine!
     
  3. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    [​IMG] that they are ok.



    Don't give up!
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Should they be pipped in the air sack yet?? They're not....
    I bet they're dead.. [​IMG]
    This is why i hate incubating.. [​IMG]
     
  5. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    [​IMG] Maybe you caught it early enough.
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Its these dam cheap LG bators... there was NO reason for the temp to spike! Grrrr!
     
  7. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I take awhile for the egg to get as hot as the air reading is. The babies might have barely noticed the spike if it was short term. i was just reading another post about an incubator being off for 24 hours and they still had some hatch. GOOD LUCK!
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Thanks! We'll see what happens..*sigh*
    I just feel so bad if they die... i'm TRYING to hatch some sebs for my foster sons family.. and they are all excited about it...
    I'll just feel so bad! [​IMG]
     
  9. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long was it at 104? 104 is not good, but probably survivable for at least some of them if it wasn't hours on end. Miracles have happened.

    None of the Pilgrims I hatched this spring (which was only 4, and 1 died at 2 days old) were internally pipped until the end of the 28th day, and hatched about 36 hours later.

    It had to be Sebbies, right, about the most expensive eggs of all? Murphy's law.
     
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2011
  10. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It never fails when you have eggs promised for hatch (or expensive) something drastic happens.
     

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